N3 Cloud Services
Unified Communications is the integration of real-time communication services like WebEx and MeetMe.
N3 Mobile Health Worker offers key benefits to clinicians on the move by increasing their efficiency, which results in improved patient care.
Connect to N3 through IPstream & Business DSL – intended for GPs, small clinics & temporary sites. Connect up your main and branch sites with our VPN solutions.
N3's remote worker services for NHS users – connect to N3 wherever you are.
Private Circuit and Ethernet connectiions for larger NHS sites that run applications like Choose & Book, electronic prescriptions and PACs.
The new Healthcare Security Token enables AQPs and non-NHS organisations to access patient information and national NHS applications like Choose & Book and other services from anywhere.
The N3 PSN products enable customers to connect to N3 PSN. These products are based on non-resilient DSL and non-resilient Ethernet services.
Quick summary of N3 features, benefits and technology.
IP Address ranges used by the NHS; legacy, policy and user requests.
Physical security, securing patient data and responsibilities, plus security checklist.
nhs.uk domain, internal vs external DNS and record change requests.
Order an N3 service, fund my N3 connection, migrate my N3 connection, manage a change to a CoIN, Contact N3 and raise a complaint.
The N3 user guides will help get the best from your N3 products and services.
Frequently Asked Questions will give you answers to voice services, security, internet gateway, GP NGA and general queries.
Access N3 product and service brochures about voice services, video and web conferencing, Mobile Health Worker, On Demand Compute and VPN.
Register for the latest N3 events including the N3 User Forum.
Read the latest N3 case studies that demonstrate the cash releasing, innovation, productivity improving potential of N3 products and services that can improve clinician's efficiency and patient experience.
The N3 Event Replay site is regularly updated with videos and presentation material from our User Forum events.
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Find out how N3 has helped enable 21st Century healthcare for the NHS and is an enabler for innovative IT solutions such as using video conferencing for a telestroke service.
Find out how N3 are delivering high quality services with service delivery processes conforming to best practices.
We are in constant dialogue with our customers about the service they receive from us. Find out how N3 analyse and act on customer feedback.
N3 are very proud of the many awards that we have won over the last few years. Find out what awards we have won that demonstrate the excellence of our network, our services and our commitment to the NHS.
N3 is enabling sustainable benefits for the NHS, by stimulating a change in the way people work, providing accessibility to national applications to enable local services and reduce wastage and using new technologies to enable collaborative working
N3 Cloud Connect
Here are your options for connecting to N3 and connecting up your main and branch sites. Choose an option on the left hand menu based on your organisation size.
Some things to note about N3:
The N3 network is NOT encrypted. If you are wanting to run clinical applications over N3 where patient identifiable data is present, your own encryption is required.
Internet connections and GPRS/3G services are not part of the N3 catalogue and you'll need to arrange them yourself. However, the Health and Social Care Information Centre recommends NHS customers purchase their internet connections and GPRS hardware via the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) Buying Solutions Catalist framework, which includes a number of suppliers who have agreed special rates for the public sector. Tariff information changes regularly, so it is worth checking with OGCbs for current pricing by calling the Catalist helpdesk on 0345 410 2222, or on the web at: http://www.buyingsolutions.gov.uk/categories/ICT/
You are able to order these products and solutions directly from the OGC because the NHS Purchasing and Supplies Agency has signed an access agreement on behalf of the whole NHS with the OGC to enable all NHS organisations to purchase from the Catalist framework directly.
For more information you can also contact your telecoms, ISP or mobile provider. You should also check that your ISP is on the approved list (see Service Description online). In the event of any problems please contact your own provider's helpdesk.